Materials Handler (IBEW) – Fremont

PG&E Corporation
November 5, 2021
Fremont, CA
Job Type


Requisition ID # 119362 

Job Category : Procurement / Supply Chain 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Supply Chain/Materials

Department Overview

The Fremont Materials Facility is a part of Warehouse Operations - South/Central. It’s Centrally located in the East Bay having immediate access to 880 and 680, the two main arteries of the Bay Area. The facility resides on a 26-acre parcel with 119,000 sq. ft. fully enclosed. In 1996 the facility went through a $1,300,000 seismic renovation upgrading the facility to current earthquake standards. The Fremont Materials Facility directly serves the geographical area from Buellton the most southern point of Central Coast Region, the entire Bay Area Region and extending into the San Joaquin Valley to Manteca. This service area consists of 50 PGE service locations consisting of Division yards and General Construction yards encompassing 20,000 sq. miles. We at Fremont also provide the other PG&E material facilities with material that has been designated as PG&E's system source of supply. Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an AA/EEO employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. 

Position Summary

This is an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1245 represented classification, which has over 100 years of experience representing employees at PG&E.  This job is subject to collective bargaining.


Material Handlers are responsible for the management of materials for gas, electric, telecommunications, grid and transmission clients.   They receive stock, pick and distribute electrical and gas utility materials, such as transformers, cable, fittings and meters.  Duties include lifting and moving materials by equipment and by hand.  Material Handlers also participate in annual inventory and periodic cycle counts at the facility.

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain an absolute commitment to safety and work safely at all times
  • Receive, pick, stock and deliver material by hand or with use of equipment
  • Responsible for in-storage maintenance, material searches and return to stock
  • Perform duties using various Material Handling equipment including forklifts, stock pickers and other necessary equipment and tools
  • Use computer to complete administrative tasks
  • Stack and un-stack materials while working at various heights
  • Work in environments including inclement weather and emergency conditions



  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must possess a High School diploma, GED or equivalent work experience
  • Must possess a valid California Driver’s License
  • Ability to work in all types of weather extremes
  • Ability to drive safely in all weather and road conditions
  • Ability to work at varying level of heights
  • Ability to work flexible schedules, extended hours, nights, weekends, and/or overtime (scheduled or ad hoc)
  • Must be able to wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Must be able to lift up to 100 pounds a minimum of one time a day


  • Demonstrated experience using Enhanced Warehouse Management (EWM) software
  • Preference given to applicants who reside within 30 miles
  • Demonstrated experience using SAP
  • 3+ year work experience in warehouse or shipping environment
  • Class A driver’s license
  • Certified to operate a forklift
  • Previous/current PG&E experience
  • Previous/current Hiring Hall experience
  • Military experience
  • Graduate or currently enrolled in an approved PowerPathway® Program

Pre-Employment Testing

PG&E Employees: You must have qualified on all prerequisite tests prior to submitting an application; and all secondary tests prior to interviewing. For more information on prerequisite and secondary exams, including study guides, please visit the Pre-employment testing program website.

Clerical Test Battery

Work Orientation Inventory-Physical/Technical Driving

Post-Offer Phys Assessment Materials Handler

  • Internal PG&E Employees: Qualified on the Clerical Test Battery (CTB) and Work Orientation Inventory-Physical/Technical Driving (WOI-D) prior to applying
  • External and Hiring Hall Candidates: Qualified on the Clerical Test Battery (CTB) and Work Orientation Inventory-Physical/Technical Driving (WOI-D) prior to interviewing
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